Time Will Tell If the Obi-dients Are Really Obedient In the Political Process — Adams Oshiomhole
“This Obi-dients of disobedience, time will tell. We now live in a world where we can have ten young men and women in one room, whether motivated or not motivated and they can churn out 1 million stories using different names. You need to find out that this whole thing is being done in one room. Time will tell.”
Speaking further, Oshiomhole wondered what has changed between 2019, when Obi was on the presidential ticket of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the vice-presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar, and now. He questioned why Nigerians, in his words, “massively disobeyed the ticket then and are suddenly obedient now.
Then, he concluded:
“Slogans are nice, but real issues are probably nicer and I am looking forward to the campaign stage, where we have to address the issue of how, because too many of us in politics get away with so many things.”
Incidentally, Oshiomhole would not be the first politician, especially from the two dominant political parties, to doubt the authenticity of the Obi-dient movement, which dominates the social media space, and the impact that it would make where and when it matters most.
Even as the movement keeps expanding and has embarked on mobilization campaigns for its candidate offline, many politicians still view it as a fluke that would fizzle out with time.